Developer Riot Games’ has taken the PC community by storm over the release of Valorant, giving us an engaging alternative to games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The game is currently out as version 1.0 after an extended beta stage. Valoran isn’t out on consoles, but that could change in the future.
During an interview with GameSpot, Anna Donlon, the executive producer, was asked if the team has any plans on bringing Valorant onto other platforms. She replied: “We are definitely prototyping that right now, but there’s a way to play this game, and there’s a way to experience this game that we’re not entirely sure translates completely to console play.” Donlon reveals that competitive honour is at the heart of Valorant, and its designers are concerned that PC gamers would have an unfair advantage over those using a console controller.
“If we feel like we can deliver this experience on those platforms, we absolutely will. But we really want Valorant to stand for a certain type of gameplay and a certain type of experience.” She explained that a console port wasn’t a focus for Valorant out of the gate, which means that any console support would have to be implemented in the future.
Valorant might not be coming to consoles anytime soon, but it remains possible that Riot Games may support consoles if it can offer the same experience across the board. Would you play Valorant on consoles? Let me know in the comments down below.